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- Using your own photography in your art journals
- Drawing inspiration from Andy Warhol
- A beginner’s guide to drawing faces
- Finding Words
- How to stencil with mists
- Make a gorgeous mess with bleached paper
- Using Ink Blots to Connect to Your Intuition
10 Minute Art Journal Pages
Hi there everyone, Tanyalee back with another tutorial. As it is the Season of Introspection, I thought it would be a fun idea to do a tutorial on making 10 minute art journal pages. Pages that let you be free and not think too much about the details, and even let you go inside your own head for just a few minutes and let those thoughts out. The key is to limit your time, but not let the timeframe cause you stress.
I’ve made two videos for you to watch, using two different art techniques, but first I’ll give you a few tips to get you started.
What will you need?
- a timer (I used my phone)
- whatever materials you wish to use (paints already laid out on a palette, collage pieces ready to go)
- a journal or piece of paper or card already prepped with gesso (if necessary)
- heat tool (essential if using wet media like paint and glue)
- a quote if you wish to use one, or you can just write whatever pops into your head
- your imagination.
So let’s get started.
(NOTE: This my first every tutorial video and I got the position of the journal a bit wrong so apologies for the cut off bit – I think you can still see enough though to see how I did things.)
I didn’t have any ideas before I started filming these videos, I just went with my instincts. I totally understand that this is a hard thing to do though. I actually procrastinated about starting for a while, I think that was more because I knew I would have a camera filming every move though. My advice would be just to let your heart guide you – and the heat tool will be your best friend if you are using a wet medium. The most important thing is to enjoy the process – be in the moment and create whatever comes to mind. These pages don’t have to be gallery pieces – it is more about letting go and relaxing with your tools and GETTING MESSY!
Tanyalee is a mum to three grown up kids, a wife to her childhood sweetheart, a full time graphic designer and a part time crafter/art journaler. She loves growing veggies to feed her family, she loves raising her fur babies (cats, rabbits and guinea pigs) and she loves spending her spare time just pottering around her house. Tanyalee LOVES being at home more than anything else – as long as her family is nearby.